Salcombe has one of the most untouched beaches; South sand in Devon is one of them. Blessed with abundant natural beauty, the Salcombe beach has a range of different things to do and see all year round. If you are from England then you don’t have to travel too far to enjoy some sun, sand and the sea in the summer. During the summer season, Devon usually has a Mediterranean climate. Clear skies, deep blue seas, and soft sands are a paradise for any beach lover. Salcombe offers a blissful mix of the sea, sun and the sun; it is a place to go to if you are a beach lover. This lovely town is place for a family holiday or a weekend out with friends.
This town is more up market than Stoke Fleming and Dartmouth and has some really nice boutiques shops, bars, cafes and restaurants which offer local cuisines. If you are an adrenaline junkie then Salcombe offers a variety of water sports. You can easily hire facilities like catamaran sailing, dinghy sailing close to the beach, canoeing, wind surfing, and one can also hire equipment and tools for scuba diving and you can explore the marine wildlife and local shipwrecks around. If you like to enjoy the sea then you can also sign up for one of the sailing courses or rent a power boat and spend some time away from land or can hop on to one of the colorful ferries which operate between South Sand and Whitestand Quay in Salcombe. We did boating in Salcombe and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.
The beach is also surrounded with a picturesque countryside backdrop. You can walk around to soak up the culture and explore the town. The country side has the most magnificent view. If you plan to spend the night at Salcombe then there are also plenty of accommodation choices from swish hotels to campsites. Now talking about facilities, the car parking is very close to the beach and there are facilities for the disabled. South Sands is actually part of a bay so you’re sheltered from the harsh sea winds, but at the same time you can lie back, soak up the rays and enjoy the breeze.
A fun fact about the town, the south Devon resort of Salcombe, dubbed Chelsea-on-Sea, has made a surprise entry in a list of UK millionaire hotspots as rising demand for second homes has driven up property prices.
In Salcombe, I went to Wardroom restaurant for breakfast and evening drinks. I wore white Capri and a spaghetti top with a light jacket. In the evening I had to carry a light jacket as it was a little chilly that evening. I always carry a light jacket or a cover-up with me in evenings as the English weather can sometimes be unpredictable.